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Author:
Lea, Henry C.
Title:
Superstition and Force. Essays on The Wager of Law, The Wager of Battle, The Ordeal, Torture
Publisher:
Henry C. Lea, Philadelphia, 1866.
Description:
First edition of the first work by a leading 19th century scholar on the Spanish Inquisition which discusses the history of jurisprudence, "scrupulously cited from the original sources" and cited by Maitland, Thayer and Holdsworth
Condition:
Green cloth boards
Book No.:
W-12313
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
juries, Evidence
Author:
Euer, Samson and Giles Duncombe]
Title:
Tryals per Pais, Or the Law of England Concerning Juries by Nisi Prius [etc.]. The Fourth Edition [bound with] Tryals per Pais in Capital Matters: Or, Some Brief and Useful Observations Relating to Such Tryals
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London, 1702.
Description:
First 18th century edition of the first substantial treatise on the English jury and the English law of evidence, deservedly popular for over a century, bound with the first edition of one of the earliest works devoted exclusively to capital cases
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-The Hartland Library, definite foxing and browning, yet a usable copy; with the imprimatur leaf
Book No.:
W-74157
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
trials, Evidence, juries, criminal law
Author:
Fortescue, John
Title:
A Learned commendation of the politique lawes of England: wherein by most pitthy reasons and evident demonstrations they are plainelye proved farre to excell aswell the Civile Lawes of the Empiere [etc.]. Beale T358; S.T.C. 11195
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Richarde Tottell [etc.], London, 1573.
Description:
First reissue of the first English translation of a work placed "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled unlettered calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down, remains of ties, well-preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78459
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
Inns of Court, political theory, juries
Author:
Title:
A Short but Just Account of the Tryal of Benjamin Harris, upon an Information Brought against him For Printing and Vending a late Seditious Book called An Appeal from the Country To the City, For the Preservation of His Majesties Person [etc.]. Wing S3565
Publisher:
N.p., n.p., 1679.
Description:
The sole account of Harris' trial, "a strange combination of seditious libel and scandalum magnatum", influential upon the writings of Henry Care and John Hawles and on emerging libel doctrine, "reviv[ing] the claim to the jury's right to decide law"
Condition:
Modern buckram over boards, ex-library, some foxing and browning, but a usable copy; folio, eight pages
Book No.:
W-76119
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, libel and slander, juries
 
Author:
Title:
The Abridgement of the Boke of Assises, lately p[er]used ouer & corrected. & nowe newlye imprynted by Rycharde Tottle, the last daye of September An. Do. 1555. Cum priuilegio. S.T.C. 9605; Beale R53; Cowley 49?
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Richard Tottel [etc.], London, 1555.
Description:
One of only four early abridgements of the Year Books (with Brooke, Fitzherbert and Statham), in this case of the Book of Assizes, the unique year book which, in Milsom's words, "reports processes we do not otherwise see, on circuit, before juries"
Condition:
Contemporary calf neatly repaired, centered blind lozenges, early ownership signatures, an extensive gloss throughout on ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78987
Price:
$ 4250.00
Category:
Abridgements, Year Books, juries, trials
Author:
Leach, William
Title:
The Bribe-Takers of Jury-Men Partiall, Dishonest, and Ignorant Discovered and Abolished; and Honest, Judicious, Able, and Impartiall Restored; And their equall Election to Try Causes, and Find Inquests [etc.]. Wing L772. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by E. Cotes, London, 1652.
Description:
A rare tract, one of many written by Leach as he joined prominent legal reformers such as William Sheppard and Matthew Hale during the Interregnum, here focusing on the jury, proposing a secret ballot among many other reforms; five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern board-backed cloth, bowed, the leaves mounted with repairs to the lower corners (all text legible), quite usable if no more; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78200
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
juries, legal reform
 
Author:
Charrow, Robert P. and Veda R.
Title:
Making Legal Language Understandable: A Psycholinguistic Study of Jury Instructions
Publisher:
Columbia Law Review, New York, 1979.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed blue wraps, a bit chipped, reprinted from Volume 79, No. 7 of the Review; 68 pages
Book No.:
W-78213
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
juries
Author:
Christian, Edward
Title:
A Vindication of the Criminal Law, and the Administration of Public Justice in England, from the Imputation of Cruelty: In a Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury at the Assizes Held at Ely
Publisher:
Printed by Richard Watts . . . For Clarke and Sons [etc.], London, 1819.
Description:
Christian's charge given as Chief Justice of Ely as the movement to abolish the death penalty gained force, contending that as a practical matter juries and judges, and alternate punishments, greatly mitigated the imposition of capital punishment
Condition:
Modern marbled wraps, the title and verso of the last leaf dusty and marked, a bit strained, a usable copy; 77 pages
Book No.:
W-76672
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
criminal law, capital punishment, juries, Grand Jury Charges
Author:
Duncombe, Giles
Title:
Trials per Pais: Or, The Law of England concerning Juries by Nisi Prius . . . With a Compleat Treatise of The Law of Evidence . . . Very Useful . . . for all Lawyers, Attornies, and other Practisers, especially at the Assizes. Eighth Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan . . . for T. Waller [etc.], London, 1766.
Description:
The first substantial treatise on the English jury and the English law of evidence, deservedly popular and published for over a century, with Duncombe's earlier published observations on trials in capital cases appended; one copy only in the UK
Condition:
Modern black cloth, gilt, some light browning, but a sound set
Book No.:
W-67556
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, Evidence, juries
 
Author:
Robinson, Henry
Title:
Certain Considerations [on] speedy, cheap, and equall . . . Justice throughout the Nation [with] William Walwin, Juries justified [with] Zachary Babington, Advice to Grand Jurors in Cases of Blood [with] John Hawles, The Englishman's Right
Publisher:
Garland Publishing, Inc., New York, 1978.
Description:
Four seventeenth century tracts focusing in significant part on the power and central role of the English jury, concluding with Hawle's work, recently termed "the foundation text of jury independence and of the jury as the bulwark of English liberty"
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, quite worn, ex-library, a working copy only; the facsimile reissue of the four works printed between 1651 and 1680
Book No.:
W-79097
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
17TH CENTURY, 18TH CENTURY, juries, legal reform
 
Author:
Title:
The Triumphs of Justice over Unjust Judges. Exhibiting I. The Names and Crimes of Four and Forty Judges, hanged . . . IV. The Proceedings of the Ship-Money Judges . . . VII. The Case of William Penn, for a Riot in Fenchurch Street
Publisher:
For J.J. Franklin (Grand Nephew to Dr. Franklin) [etc.], London, 1817.
Description:
A populist tract of the first rank originally published in 1681, recounting with approval the executions of oppressive judges and praising upright judges and juries (including Sir Matthew Hale and the jury acquitting Penn and Mead) and habeas corpus
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light browning and a very little foxing, else sound, 36 pages; uncommon, four copies in OCLC in this country
Book No.:
W-79124
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, Radicals, juries, habeas corpus
 
Author:
Fortescue, John
Title:
A Learned Commendation of the politique Lawes of England: wherein, by most pithie reasons and euident demonstrations, they are plainely proued farre to excell . . . the Ciuil Lawes of the Empire [and] all other Lawes of the World [etc.]. S.T.C. 11196
Publisher:
Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, London, 1599.
Description:
Second reissue of the first English translation of a work placed "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed, with the signature of Edmund Prideaux [?Cromwell's Attorney General], a very good copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79146
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Inns of Court, political theory, juries
 
Author:
Title:
Observations on the Law of Treason; Wherein It Is Attempted to Be Shewn, That Conspiring to Levy War Is Not Treason by the Law of England [quotation from Cicero]
Publisher:
Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, London, 1794.
Description:
An uncommon tract addressing a central issue in the 1794 treason trials, contending that a conspiracy only, without an accompanying overt act, is not treason under English law, invoking Stanford, Hale, and, in particular, Coke as authorities
Condition:
Modern plain wraps, a very good copy, 44 pages; eight copies in ESTC, none in a law library
Book No.:
W-79191
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
criminal law, juries

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